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Meet Josie, an Outstanding Youth Volunteer!

Josie joined the Volunteer Services team in the Dakotas Region at the American Red Cross as an intern prior to her senior year of high school. A current senior at Fargo North High School, Josie took on the task of improving volunteer engagement throughout the region. Josie’s ambition and dedication helped her develop tools that staff […]

National Youth Involvement Month Rewind

November is not only the season for gratitude, but also the National Youth Involvement Month (NYIM) for the American Red Cross. Throughout November, youth volunteers across the country create unique projects and share their ideas and stories with other volunteers. The theme for NYIM 2018 was Race of the Regions, which encouraged friendly competition for […]

University Spotlight: University of Minnesota – Duluth

Volunteers from the University of Minnesota – Duluth are an exceptional group of young adults that have taken volunteerism to the next level!  Veteran appreciation is first and foremost for these students. After writing thousands of holiday cards for our military heroes, students put a spotlight on service by working with their Division 1 Champion […]

How to volunteer for the Red Cross… during the summer!

As a high school student, it can be especially difficult to keep your Red Cross Club involved in your local community over the summer. Here are some creative ways you can continue volunteering for the Red Cross, even during the summer! Leaders Save Lives Although you might not expect it, summer is actually a time […]

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Portable Hours

As youth volunteers, we play a powerful role in the greater Red Cross community — though, as humanitarians, there are often many other roles that we may dedicate ourselves to every single day, including the roles of being a student, a family member, a friend, an extracurricular participant, and more. With fast-paced schedules from day to day, […]

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Member Retention & Engagement Strategies  

Member retention is one of the biggest challenges club officers face. Whether you started a Red Cross club at your school or have been recently appointed as an officer, we know that keeping your club members interested can be challenging sometimes. Check out some of the helpful tips & tricks mentioned below to spice up your club!    Member Retention & […]

Why I Help (WIH) – Corinne Miranda

By Sharon J. Alfred, Red Cross Volunteer, Senior Journalist You are never too young to learn about fire safety. Ask Corinne Miranda. She is the Special Events Lead for Orange County’s Youth Advisory Council. She has been volunteering with the Red Cross since 2015. Miranda remarked that the Red Cross is the right choice for […]

An Overview of the Five Lines of Service

When the American Red Cross was first chartered by Congress, a mission statement was drafted that would soon become the focal point motivating all the operations our organization carries out on a daily basis. Since then, the Red Cross has expanded into five distinct lines of service, delineating an extensive community-based network that has provided […]

Youth Spotlight: Angela Xu

  Angela first found her commitment to the Red Cross through her Leaders Save Lives program through Blood Services during her sophomore year. On a fast-paced day, Angela found herself traveling over 150 miles from Seattle to Vancouver, Washington to make it in time for her blood drive. This was the first blood drive that […]

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Volunteer Connection

Volunteer Connection